Watch It!: Star Wars: Uncut Trailer

9 10 2009

Star Wars Uncut

In what is at once, of the cooler and geekier ideas to come around in a while, Star Wars: Uncut is giving fans the chance to remake A New Hope, 15 seconds at a time. Here’s the deal 472 people call a 15-second clip of the movie  to make their own, filming it however the see fit, and at the end, you’ve got an interesting new take on one of the most influential films of all time. The trailer seen after the break is one of those moments that can’t help but touch my inner geek. I just hope George Lucas doesn’t decide to shut the whole thing down. Hit the jump for the video and hurry to the site if you want to claim your clip. Read the rest of this entry »


Watch It!: Willy Wonka Tunnel Of Hell Reversed

8 10 2009

Youtube user Mariofire has given us today’s Watch It! which is quite frankly one of the more disturbing things I’ve seen in a while. For some sadistic reason, they came up with the idea to flip the scene in the tunnel from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and play it backwards. The result is an angry German version of the chocolatier in front of an even more trippy background. If you’ll excuse me I have to go out and buy more chocolate to appease my new demonic overlord. Clip after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

Watch It! (SPECIAL EDITION) Read It!: On Comedy’s Flying Trapeze

7 10 2009


For the past 40 (yes, 40) years, Monty Python has been making us laugh. Watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life, or Flying Circus it is hard to imagine anyone doing anything less than rolling on the floor in a fit of giggles.

To celebrate the anniversary of the British comedy troupe, Charles McGrath of the New York Times has written an article looking back on the groups history and where they are now (did you know that Michael Palin makes travel documentaries now?) The article is long but worth the read for anyone who has even chuckled at Python’s antics. Hit the jump for the link.

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Watch It!: 2012 The Actors Version

6 10 2009


Anyone ever point out that if you were to delete all of the CGI and special effects from a Roland Emmerich film it would be nothing but screams and reaction shots? Well, it turns out that it may be true. Using the new five minute clip from 2012, YouTube user whitecoloursStudio edited out all of the shots of crumbling buildings, which not only left the clip less than one-and-a-half minutes long, but it is nothing but John Cusack, Amanda Peet, and Thomas McCarthy shot through a windshield as they scream. Check it out after the jump.

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Watch It!: Season’s Greetings

5 10 2009

Season's Greetings

Michael Dougherty’s long anticipated Trick ‘r Treat is ready to come out on DVD tomorrow and, like you, we could not be more excited. The film is already #15 on Amazon’s “Bestsellers in Movies & TV” list by buzz alone and is already being hailed as one of the best horror films this year (we are included in that group, but more on that tomorrow).

In hopes of stopping you from chewing through your bit, the four-minute animated short film done by Dougherty in 1996 was uploaded to YouTube and we would like to share it with you. Why is this special? The character of Sam plays a pivotal role in the new film and this is where his character was first introduced.

Fear not, there be no spoilers here, just a nice, enjoyable (if not creepy) Halloween short to kick off October right.

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Watch It!: Predator Rap

2 10 2009


To keep the theme that I just came up with out of thin air, today’s Watch It! comes to us from Mouthmaster Murf and DJ Mayhem with their incredible verse re-telling of the film Predator.

Intermixing lines of dialogue, a sick beat and mic skills, the entire tale of Dutch in the jungle is retold with incredible accuracy. It is fairly hard not to simply let your jaw hang at the guy’s skill. Trust me when I say that this video is a must watch. The video was apparently nine months in the making, so be sure to show your respect.

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Watch It!: R2-D2 Translated

1 10 2009

r2d2 translated

Do you think we have too many Star Wars videos on this site? Trick question, there is no such thing.

Anyway, remember how bad the prequels were? I mean, super-ultra-mega horrible. But, at the very least, it “introduced” one of the best characters in the series: R2-D2. Unfortunately, the audience has never been given the opportunity to actually hear what the world’s greatest droid has to say, only getting his half of the conversation through C-3PO or whoever is piloting the ship he is on. Now, thanks to YouTube user mwomba, now not only do we get R2-D2 subtitles, but he absolutely trashes two of the world’s greatest cinematic mistakes: The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. Enjoy them after the jump.

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